The Conservatory is organized and directed by Dan Montez, General Director of the Taconic Opera in Westchester County and is under the auspices and aegis of the Taconic Opera. Montez has directed the company for twenty years, and is an accomplished opera singer, concert-level pianist, coach, composer, conductor, and pedagogue. He lectured for a number of years at the Classical Singer Convention and written many books, including: Don’t Believe It: How to follow your dreams in spite of those who say you can’t; Singing for your Supper: What they don't teach you in school about an opera career; and Singing in Your Sleep: The personality you will need to have a career in opera. For more information about Taconic Opera, please visit our website at

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